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Grant Professionals Association MidAtlantic Grants Conference 2014
May 19, 2014-- The Conference Center at Mercer


What's New

» The theme for the 2014 MidAtlantic Grants Conference is "The Power of the Written Word."

Power = Community Impact

With writing at the heart of our work, grant professionals 1) capture vision and mission, 2) develop program descriptions that highlight potential community impact, and 3) contribute to reports that capture heartfelt results. We truly have the power to change communities.

» The conference committee is excited to announce its Featured Speakers for 2014!

» The conference committee is excited to announce its Full Schedule of Speakers for 2014!

» The conference Program is for 2014 is now online!



In its eighth year, the Grant Professional Association MidAtlantic Grants Conference has become one of the best professional development events for grant professionals in the Northeast. Hosted by the NJ Chapter of GPA, this year's conference will take place at The Conference Center at Mercer on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ.

A full-day of grantsmanship training begins with a morning keynote and leads into a selection of 1.25-hour workshops you won't want to miss. An energizing luncheon keynote (and a little networking) will ready you for a second round of learning in the afternoon.

And all of this is only $75 for GPA members, $100 for non-members. What's not to love?

Affordably priced for both members and non-members, the MidAtlantic Grants Conference provides an excellent preview of what the Grant Professional Association has to offer. So take a peek and join us for a day of what will probably seem like lightening speed knowledge building when the day is all done. Meet new friends and colleagues, and get both the professional development and social support you need to be a top-notch GP (grant professional). After all, we're all in it to make a difference!

If you decide to join GPA after attending the conference, we'll apply $25 of your conference fee toward NJ Chapter membership (or another chapter membership of your choice)!


Morning Keynote

Laurence A. Pagnoni

The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution

A master of advanced fundraising strategies, Laurence has never forgotten that the fundraiser’s product is an organization’s programs and services. His passion: finding the sweet spot where strategy, outcomes, culture, and development meet to ignite a rocket under a nonprofit.

Laurence’s book, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution, is a culmination of lessons-learned from 25 years in the nonprofit sector as fundraising consultant and executive director of three nonprofits. Laurence is chairman of LAPA Fundraising and author of INFO*, a popular blog about cutting-edge nonprofit fundraising.

Learn more about Laurence A. Pagnoni: Bio (Word), Testimonials (Word)

Motivational Luncheon Keynote

Rod Colon

The CEO of Me, Inc.

With 25 years of experience in internal HR, agency recruitment, and career coaching, Rod Colon easily demonstrates the power of networking as a giving and sharing activity, and aggressively challenges professionals to be relentless in building their networking skills while managing their careers as a business; they are the CEO of ME, Inc.

Rod's book, Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs, discusses the need for networking and human relationship building as a major part of any job search and career management strategy. You can read his career tips and techniques at or participate in his weekly radio show Own Your Career: The Weekly Summit for the CEO of Me, Inc. Mondays at 9pm (ET) on

Learn more about Rod Colon: Bio (Word), Brochure (PDF), Testimonials (Word)